Polar Bear Plunge 2023

Camp Fitch Needs You, Polar Bear Plunge 2023.

Whether you plunge in the ocean, your local lake or pool, do the Ice Bucket Challenge, or plunge in Lake Erie at Camp Fitch the weekend of March 12, you can truly Polar Bear Anywhere!

Follow all the Polar Bear Fun by Texting “PLUNGE” TO 855-788-8836

It is time to register for Polar Bear, as the polar bear committee is working hard to plan a safe and fun polar bear plunge this year with three “invigorating” options that will empower YOU to impact the life of a child, forever:

  • In-Person Plunge: at Camp Fitch the weekend of March 12th.
    Remote Plunge*:
  • A pool or ocean? A slip and slide? A bucket of ice? An Alaskan glacier? 2022 is all about creativity!
  • Fireside Fundraiser: Hate the cold and a land lover? No problem, register to raise money from the comforts of your cozy den.
    *There will be prizes for the most creative plunges and videos.

Here’s where we need your help!

  1. Register to be a Polar Bear Plunger or a Fireside Fundraiser REGISTER HERE
  2. Invite your friends to join your team and start fundraising.


Kids need camp more than ever and because of YOU, 2021 made kids better, forever:

  • Over 7,000 children were impacted by Camp Fitch YMCA
  • Camp Fitch’s Mobile STEM Lab served over 1,000 kids without transportation
  • Over 15% of Outdoor Education students received financial aid to attend
  • 12.5% of summer campers received financial aid
  • Fitch 4 All is a reality because people appreciate that Camp Fitch is the difference in the lives of so many kids, who need camp more than ever.


You can help us reach out GOALs for the 12th Annual Polar Bear to Make Kids Better, Forever:

  • Impact over 40,000 total kids with scholarships in our 12th year
  • Celebrate our 1000th plunger in our 12th year
  • Send 4,000 deserving kids and their families to Camp Fitch in 2022!


Register yourself and your team today and be the difference in a kid’s life, forever!
Camp Fitch Forever!
The Polar Bear Committee